Yesterday I shared our visit to Mulberry Creek Herb Farm and I left out the most important part : what I brought home with me to grow in my home garden.
Show & Tell From The Garden Center
The shopping experience at this independent garden center is memorable and gives you a positive feeling about gardening and growing food. The owner of the location chatting with the customers and assisting as needed while bringing fresh strawberries from the field the day I visited. Recycling is important to this small Mom & Pop business as they use brown paper bags to hold the plants you purchase and the catalog is made out of newspaper print. ** I LOVE the catalog because it is simple and I learn something new each time I flip through it!
Plants I’m Adding From Mulberry Creek Organic Farm
Click on each image in the collage below to see details about the plant.
POLISH LINGUISA, Kathy Tomato and Green Zebra are three of the tomatoes I brought home to grow in my garden.
What a fun visit…shopping organic means I got to taste the herbs in the garden center. Beverly who works at the farm introduced me to Celery Parsley – it taste just like celery only it is parsley. I also found the Thai Spinach to be super tasty and can’t wait to add to some of my stir fries later this season.
VEGETABLE CSA PROGRAM
Looking for organically certified vegetables? Community Supported Agriculture opportunities have been around for several decades and Mulberry Creek is now one of them. Consumers invest in advance of the season and the farmers pay dividends of bags of produce each week during the season. Here are a few details:
Season #1 begins Tuesday, June 9th. Sign up by May 1st.
Email Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for a CSA brochure.
Just a Side Note From The Garden
Walking from the mud room out to the traditional veggie garden where I will grow most of these plants I walked past a dozen spirea shrubs. I can’t help but notice all the bees buzzing today enjoying the blooms on this plant.
Guest What …. Bumble Bees Love Spirea Blooms!
It’s not too late to add starter plants in your home garden. If you visit most garden centers right now they have plants that will fit your garden for this time of year. I’d love to hear from you … what are you growing this time of year?!